Lizzie grew up in the Central Valley of California, and has since lived many places—most recently, Tucson. She graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Creative Writing and Spanish, with an emphasis in Latin American Studies. From 2016-2018 she lived in Managua, Nicaragua working with a grassroots, feminist space that facilitates weekly community workshops around themes of sexual health and education, gender based violence, and anti-trafficking initiatives. She has since worked in the field of immigrant integration and justice in a few capacities, and looks forward to exploring a new side of that work with the Florence Project. When it’s not blazing hot outside, Lizzie enjoys walking everywhere and finding new hiking spots. When it is blazing hot outside, she stays inside to play with her new kitten, and drinks twice as many iced lattes as usual.